The alt right has some funny ideas about facts. They repeat all kinds of outlandish claims, ranging from ludicrous statements about human health and biology to bizarre economic theories to mind-bending conspiracy theories. And it’s not even that they’re necessarily wrong – they often quote numerous studies, statistics, evidence and logical arguments to back up their claims. But they forget the most important thing – is what they say accredited?
Just because something is technically true, doesn’t mean it is accredited. Accredited means that it is endorsed by a range of accredited people and institutions, who are the gatekeepers of what we can and cannot say and believe. These accredited authorities acknowledge the facts, statistics and arguments put forward by crackpots many years later after the alt right has prematurely drawn conclusions from them. The experts then, in their own time, eventually give the nod, and a once non-accredited fact becomes accredited, and the general public will then acknowledge it, with no reference whatsoever to the fact that they insulted, ignored, misrepresented and mocked the non-accredited people who brought it up years before.
Take for example, human health. In the quack world of “alternative health” on sites like “mercola.com“, it has been well documented for many years, in study after study and by researcher after researcher that there are significant benefits to following a largely low carb diet, that cholesterol and egg yolks are good for you, and that sunshine is essential to human health in more ways than one. But accredited doctors, dietitians, and government dietary guidelines continue to say the exact opposite, and even launch lawsuits against people within accredited institutions who dare to utter these facts. The alternative health world has also presented masses of evidence that most degenerative diseases including cancer and Alzheimers are linked to mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation and insulin resistance, all of which are massively influenced by diet and lifestyle. But if this were true, then accredited doctors, accredited treatments and accredited pharmaceutical companies wouldn’t be nearly as important – and in fact would be ripping people off by charging exorbitant prices for treating preventable diseases. Gall bladder surgery for example, costs about $40k, but in the alternative quack world, a standard liver flush using malic acid, epsom salts and olive oil is proven over and over again to remove all gallstones and liver stones. But the liver flush is not accredited.
Now let’s move to conspiracy theories. It’s a fact that building 7 was not hit by a plane during 9/11, and no credible explanation has been provided by the accredited authorities as to how it collapsed. However, since accredited authorities have not yet approved any narrative relating to it, the general public duly does not talk about it, and rolls their eyes at anyone who does. If and when CNN talks about it, the public will get the green light and talk about it, reacting in the manner in which they are told to. Now consider Obama’s birth certificate, which Sheriff Joe Appio and his lawyers have analysed extensively with a range of forensic experts and determined to be fake. This too is not an accredited fact, and will therefore get you funny looks from average Joes who simply follow accredited narratives.
And finally we come to economics. It is well-repeated by the accredited media and economists that we can only ever have low single digit levels of economic growth every year, and that frequent bubbles and crashes are a fact of life. But libertarian crackpots continue to make arguments that parasitical entities like the Federal Reserve, the government and the banking system are sucking the lifeblood out of the economy and stealing the fruits of our labor and innovation. But, if it ain’t accredited, it ain’t true, even if it is true, so people don’t believe it.
So that’s it folks – if it’s not accredited, it isn’t true, even if it is true.